Media Studies

A Level

This course is for you if...

...you are interested in how the mass media operate.

Taking this course also allows you to become a part of our Creative Arts Academy. 

This course would combine well with any course within our Creative Arts Academy. Alternatively, students are currently taking this course alongside Psychology, Sociology, Government & Politics and Modern Languages.

What topics will I study? 

At the start of the course you will focus on the key concepts which are your ‘toolkit’ for analysing media texts and will link to the other topics you study, including:

  • Media language
  • Media representation
  • Media industries
  • Media audiences
  • Values and ideology

During this introductory period you will have the chance to use camera equipment to explore the possibilities of film and TV language.

You will also explore the following:

  • The development of the media and film industry
  • A range of media theory
  • Analysing texts
  • Production skills
  • An understanding of current media technique

What can I do after this course?

There is a huge range of Media Studies courses available at higher education, some offering the chance to engage in advanced practical work and others focussing on media theory. An A Level in Media Studies will provide you with the analytical and creative skills necessary to embark on a wide range of other degree courses.


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